Publisher - Adachi from a rare series of Edo masterwork designs. Adachi publisher seal in margin or on reverse.
Adachi was one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Their woodblocks were printed to the highest standards with excellent color and fine detail. Founded in 1925, Adachi also chose interesting and varied subjects for their prints and was the only publisher of many famous old ukiyo-e images.
Comments - Lovely design of three beauties relaxing at the edge of a lake bordered with blooming irises. One woman adjusts the obi of her companion, while the third beauty sits on a bench, smoking a pipe. All are dressed in pretty summer kimono in soft tones of rose and blue. A charming Edo era subject, beautifully colored.
Artist - Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815)
Image Size - 15 1/8" x 10 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.